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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_sacrifice_in_Aztec_culture

Human sacrifice was a religious practice of the pre-Columbian Aztec civilization, as well as .... Even the "stage" for human sacrifice, the massive temple-pyramids, was an offering ... Blood held a central place in Mesoamerican cultures. .... The Aztecs believed that Tezcatlipoca created war to provide food and drink to the gods.

www.ancient.eu/Aztec_Sacrifice

Sep 2, 2013 ... All of these things did happen but it is important to remember that for the Aztecs the ... The Aztecs did, however, take sacrifice to an unprecedented scale, although that ... of victims were sacrificed each year at the great Aztec religious sites and it ... Conducted at specially dedicated temples on the top of large ...

www.ancient.eu/Templo_Mayor

Feb 5, 2016 ... The Templo Mayor or Great Temple (called Hueteocalli by the Aztecs) ... Sacrifices could also take place to commemorate important state ...

www.aztec-history.com/aztec-sacrifice.html

What was it in their religion that started Aztec sacrifice? ... In spite of all the great accomplishments of the empire, it's the Aztec sacrifice that the ... A picture taken from the Codex Mendoza, ... The body would be thrown down the stairs of the temple/pyramid. ... Killing in a fight (like the Roman gladiators) also took place.

anthropology.msu.edu/anp264-ss13/2013/04/25/aztec-human-sacrifice

Apr 25, 2013 ... The would perform sacrifices in order for a good crop yield or good weather ... In one ritual, the prisoners were forced to walk up the many stairs of the temple. ... these killings are distanced from religious ritual, but they still happen! .... Like you said, when the preist does his work he takes out the heart, and ...

www.aztec-history.com/aztec-temples.html

Let's look at the secrets and mysteries of the Aztec temples. ... The buildings you probably associate with the Aztec religion are the great pyramids. ... Let's take a look at some of the Aztec temples specifically: ... It was only one of perhaps 75-80 buildings which included other pyramids, ornamental walls, gathering places, ...

www.legendsandchronicles.com/ancient-civilizations/the-ancient-aztecs/aztec-human-sacrifices

An Aztec sacrifice taking place, where the sacrifices heart is being offered to the ... in Aztec society, they took place at holy sites such as The Great Temple in ...

www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/kids/aztec-temples

May 31, 2015 ... Temple-pyramids were used for religious ceremonies and sacrifice. One of ... What did temple-pyramids mean to the Aztecs? ... This place was, in the Aztec imagination, a great mountain and the heart of their identity (pic 4).

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150227-a-place-for-human-sacrifices

Feb 27, 2015 ... The pinnacle of Aztec architecture was the Templo Mayor, a vast religious ... The opening ceremony of the sixth Great Temple of Tenochtitlan on 19 ... At the climax of the ceremony, prisoners of war were taken to the top of the ...

rubens.anu.edu.au/raid1/student_projects97/aztec/ATemploMayor.html/Templo1.html

"The "place " of the Great Temple and its ritual traditions remains central and vital in ... The Aztec Templo Mayor; Symbolic Temple of Aztec myth, religion and ritual. ... Rituals, offerings and sacrifices were made to these Gods in the Templo Mayor in ... The richness of the array of the participants, with the lavish use of gold, ...